JAMS Wants Justices To Take Up Monster Arbitrator Bias Case
Law360 (June 16, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT) — JAMS is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a Ninth Circuit ruling vacating an award issued to Monster Energy after an arbitrator failed to disclose his ownership interest in the alternative dispute resolution provider, calling the decision “harmful” to efficient commercial arbitration.
JAMS told the justices in a Monday amicus brief that the circuit court’s decision means that arbitrators affiliated with ADR providers like JAMS are now required to make disclosures that were never previously required. Worst of all, the Ninth Circuit made its decision retroactive, according to the brief.
The institution argued that the court unfairly vacated the…